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Swine flu: Man quarantined at NSC Bose airport in Kolkata

A person coming from Philippines was quarantined at the Kolkata airport on Wednesday after he showed suspected symptoms of swine flu while screening of passengers continued at other international airports.

kolkata Updated: May 20, 2009 20:50 IST

A person coming from Philippines was quarantined at the Kolkata airport today after he showed suspected symptoms of swine flu while screening of passengers continued at other international airports.

The passenger travelling by Emirates and coming from Philippines via Dubai was quarantined after he arrived at the airport following suspected symptoms of swine flu, airport sources said.

One doctor examined the passenger identified as Shyamal Sardar (35) at the NSC Bose airport as he was suffering from fever and had respiratory problems. Sardar has been taken to the Infectious Disease (ID) hospital for further examination.

A senior health ministry official said in addition to maintaining a strategic stock of logistics in the regional offices of the Ministry, all states and Union Territory administrations have been provided 2,000 capsules of Oseltamivir to be placed with the State Rapid Response Team to meet any eventuality.

So far, samples of 71 people have been tested. This includes the one which tested positive for swine flu. The rest have been found negative.